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One of the newer streaming services becoming popular these days is AMC+. If you find this one a bit harder to figure out at first, don't worry – it's not just you. It's actually a sort of “value bundle” of several streaming services, along with a little extra content.
An AMC+ subscription gives you everything from:
- Sundance Now (click HERE to view British shows on Sundance Now)
- IFC Films Unlimited
- Shudder (a horror channel)
You'll also find a number of shows that were made available on BBC America (like The Graham Norton Show).
Since many of our readers watch very little outside of British TV, the big question here will be whether AMC+ delivers more value than, say, subscribing to Sundance Now every once in a while. To help you decide whether it's worth it for you, we've spent a few hours combing their listings to pull out the British shows on AMC+.
There are a few things to keep in mind before you scroll on down to the list.
- We haven't included the Sundance Now offerings you'll get with AMC+. We have a separate page that lists all of those (along with a number of the European titles, too). That makes it a little easier to see if it's worth it to you to upgrade from just Sundance Now to AMC+. Click here to view British Shows on Sundance Now.
- We're only talking about TV shows on this list. There are loads of movies included, too, but movies hop from service to service much faster so it's a lot harder to keep those updated.
How to Subscribe to AMC+
Like most other subscription services, you can subscribe in a variety of ways. The most common ones are:
- Subscribe via Amazon Prime Video HERE
- Sign up on their website and use your favorite video streaming device (like a Roku) to watch
Some cable providers offer it as an add-on, but we see a lot of complaints about how hard it can be to cancel services from cable providers, so we strongly recommend one of the online approaches if they're an option for you.
The List of British TV Shows on AMC+
Almost Royal – 2014 to 2016 – This BBC America faux-reality series follows a couple of extremely minor British royals as they visit the US for the first time.
Attenborough and the Giant Elephant – 2019 – Sir David Attenborough takes a look back at the life of the world’s most famous elephant, “Jumbo the Circus Elephant”.
A Wild Year on Earth – 2021 – This series follows some of the world’s most interesting seasonal animal behaviour over the course of a year.
Cold Courage – Finland – 2020 – This international crime drama follows a couple of Finnish women who become involved with a secret organisation while living in London.
CripTales – 2020 – This BBC America series sees a variety of differently-abled adults performing dramatic monologues about life-changing moments. Liz Carr (Silent Witness) is among them.
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones – 1967 – This animated special features original audio from the “mostly lost” eighth serial of the fourth season of the original Doctor Who. Patrick Troughton is the Doctor.
Exit Through the Gift Shop – 2010 – When shop owner Thierry Guetta attempts to document the world of street art, he inadvertently meets Banksy, who then films the shop owners attempts at street art.
Gangs of London – 2020 to present – This drama takes a look at the struggles of rival gang families in modern-day London. The series begins after the murder of Finn Wallace, the most powerful criminal in London. Nobody knows who did it or why, and his absence has created a dangerous power vacuum.
The Graham Norton Show – 2021 – Presenter Graham Norton chats with some of the world’s biggest celebrities.
Meerkat Manor – 2005 to 2008 – This British series follows a family of meerkats in the Kalahari Desert. Though commercially successful, it’s worth mentioning that the producers did not intervene when animals were sick or injured, as it was filmed in conjunction with a research project. If you can’t watch that sort of thing, skip this series.
Orphan Black – Canada – 2013 to 2017 – A young woman’s life is changed when she learns she’s been part of a clone experiment, and she has a number of sister clones around North America and Europe.
Princess Diana: A Life After Death – 2019 – On the 20th anniversary of her death, this documentary looks at Diana’s legacy.
Queers – 2017 – This series features stories about homosexual men in Britain, told in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offenses Act. The historic act partially decriminalised homosexual activities between men in the UK.
Quiz – 2020 – Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice) stars as Charles Ingram in this drama based on the real-life story of a man accused of cheating his way to the top prize on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.
Rebellion – 2016 – During WWI, three Irish women must choose sides in the revolt against English rule.
The Salisbury Poisonings – This factual drama miniseries takes a look at the 2018 Novichok poisonings in Salisbury, England. Mark Addy (Game of Thrones), Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless), Amber Aga (Shakespeare & Hathaway), and Rafe Spall (Hot Fuzz) are among the cast members.
Snatches – 2018 – This series features monologues inspired by women who have spoken out or changed the status quo.
Snow Animals – 2021 – Liz Bonnin introduces us to a variety of animals and the tactics they use to survive and thrive in cold climates.
Tea with the Dames – 2018 – Dames Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright come together to share stories of their lives and careers.
The War of the Worlds – 2020 – After a meteor touches down in Surrey, humans face a battle for survival against an alien race. The classic HG Wells tale is told through the lens of Amy and George, two people who are in love and ready to embark on a new (though forbidden) life together.
The Watch – 2021 – This comedy-fantasy police procedural was inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. It’s set in the world’s principal city of Ankh-Morpork, and Sir Pratchett himself described it as a “Pratchett-style CSI”.
Wild City – 2019 – This nature series looks at the animals living in Singapore’s hidden wilderness.
Wild India – 2020 – Sir David Attenborough narrates this documentary about the lives of creatures in India’s Karnataka.
What's Your Favourite British TV Show on AMC+?
We really enjoyed Quiz, War of the Worlds, and The Salisbury Poisonings – along with quite a few of the British shows on Sundance Now that are included with an AMC+ membership. Share your favourites in the comments!
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